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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Your must-watch video of the day

Courtesy of Peter Grant.



Glow-bull Warming is a religious cult, not a science-based system.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Credo en Unum Deum

In almost every Catholic mass, there is the Credo.  For you non-trads out there, it's the "Confession of Faith".  For those of us blessed to go to a Latin Mass, it is the Credo, and this is one of the most beautiful renditions I have ever heard.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Liberal Projection

Don Lemon is one of the first nutjobs on TV to accuse Republicans of being a bunch of sexual assaulters, rapists, etc.  Maybe because that's what he does, so he thinks everyone else does it and he can just accuse anybody of doing what he himself does.

Gounelas' version of the story is the same as Hice's: Hice offered to buy Lemon a drink, and Lemon declined. A few minutes later, Lemon came up to Hice, put his hand down his own shorts and rubbed his fingers on his genitals, and then shoved his fingers under Hice's nose and uttered that now-immortal phrase: "Do you like pu*sy or di*k?"

April Ryan, who is nothing more than a fat stupid cow with a microphone, bleating out DNC talking points, likes to accuse Trump of clamping down on the free press.  Maybe that's because she does it, and so she'll project her anti-media actions on the President.

An odd story has circulated on social media the past couple of days about an incident involving CNN contributor and White House correspondent April Ryan and a member of the press. She gave the nod and her bodyguard tossed the reporter out of an event in New Jersey.

I know I'm not the only one who has said this, but if you are being accused of some action by a Democrat, you can be damn sure that the Donk is doing it themselves and accusing you in order to draw attention away from themselves.

Oh, and if you scroll down that story, you'll see that the Fat Very Stupid Cow April D. Ryan is now blocking anyone on twatter who dares to repost the story, with footage, of Ryan's bodyguard tossing the media from her speech.

Anyone who depends on that Fat Very Stupid Cow April D. Ryan for news deserves to be ignorant.  Because they will be ignorant, given that the Fat Very Stupid Cow April D. Ryan doesn't actually report any factual news.

Here's another example:  Democrat bashes Republican for not believing in public schools, while at the same time sending his kids to a private school.

The hypocrisy inherent in the Democrat Party is staggering.

In a just world...

There would be a hand-print shaped welt forming on Fredo Cuomo's face after being slapped that hard.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Well, look at who's funding Rancid Tlaib and "Bro-Fo" Omar

It's a group that claims Jews use the blood of Christians to make Matzah for Passover.  No, really.

Can you imagine how great this country could be if we had an actual free and objective media, rather than the credentialed DNC puppets currently infesting CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC/Headline News/NYT/WaPost/any media company not named FOX or One America?

The Democrat Media complex couldn't be bothered to actually find out what was going on with Bro-Fo an Rancid, so they just acted as stenographer pools for the DNC, which is their default position.

Loud-mouthed angry lesbian demands that US women's soccer team hire someone else

Equal pay can only happen if you draw an equal number of eyeballs, and that ain't happening.  So Megan dear, why don't you STFU and shuffle off, eh?  (Link goes to Huffington-Puffington Post, so click at your own risk)

The members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team know their worth ― and they’re not backing down from the ongoing equal pay fight against the U.S. Soccer Federation. 
“We won’t accept anything less than equal pay,” star midfielder Megan Rapinoe said Thursday during an interview on “Good Morning America.” “We show up for a game. If we win the game, if we lose the game, if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”

On top of being an American-hating cunt who kneels for our National Anthem, Megan Rapinoe now wants the US to pay her team more, even though they A) don't bring in as much revenue as the men's team, and B) already receive a higher percentage of revenue than the men's team does. 

Quite frankly, were I inclined to watch women's soccer to begin with, having that loud-mouthed cow screeching about how horrible America is would turn me off of it pretty damn quickly.  I don't know why they're so stringent about playing for a country they despise, and I really don't give a twinkly damn about what they get paid.  I hope they DON'T get paid.  I hope they all get pissed off and walk away and we get new people to play for the National team, so that we can get a team that isn't just a bunch of angry lesbians screaming about how horrible this country is for paying them to play a game.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Now that I have the dielectric grease out from under my fingernails...

Of course, most of it was washed off when I pulled the tank off the bike and tilted it to the left instead of the right, which meant that the fuel return nozzle was suddenly turned into the fuel pour spout.  But hey, a little petrol to get rid of grease seemed to do the trick just right.  And then I replaced the fuel pressure regulator, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be after I took the throttle control off and had the wife hold it out of the way while I turned the bolts.

Apparently the FPR is a problem on that model year, so I'll be keeping an eye on it.  But the bike runs, and it'll run like a cat on fire if I twist the throttle.  I now know more about motorcycles than I did three weeks ago.  I have to admit, I never had much of a problem with my Shadows.  The most I had to do was replace the tank on one after it sat for too long and developed rust.  The Shadow that I traded in to get the VTX was newer, and didn't have a single problem in 22,000 miles.  Maybe they just got the kinks worked out.  If they still made an 1100cc Shadow, I would have snagged one of them in a heartbeat.  But they're out of production, and more importantly, you damn near never see anyone selling theirs.  I was lucky to find the VTX - they have a cult following, and nobody really gives them up too easily.  I think mine was a case of a guy just not being able to ride anymore, or at least not that big a bike.  I figure I'll ride this beast until the wheels come off or until they stop making replacement parts for it.  Hopefully at that point I'll be so old that I'll transition to a geezer glide type of bike.  Honda Goldwing or something like that.  A touring model that doesn't shake you too hard, but is great on the road, and has a cushion for your hemorrhoids built in to the seat.

Still...  VTX, baby.  Yesterday I had to get out of the way of a herd of stupid people, so I twisted the throttle, did my maneuvers, then looked down at the speedometer to find out I was doing 90, and the bike wanted to go faster.  I will be taking a nice road trip on it next year.  Hells to the yes.  Maybe get my Iron Butt patch.

Anyways....  off to the salt mines.

Rancid Tlaib and Ilhan "Bro-Fo" Omar not allowed to enter Israel.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

It has been confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will block the entrance of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel due to “suspected provocations and promotion of BDS” reports Channel 12 New’s Dana Weiss.

Good.  Israel has no need for these two loud-mouthed, anti-American, anti-Israel shit-for-brains cows to come in and stir up any more hatred.  A nice public rebuking is just the very start of what they should expect from a country that they slander and verbally attack at every opportunity.

UPDATE:  Check out what Rancid Tlaib and "Bro-Fo" Omar wrote on their itinerary!  Gosh, why would Israel ever tell them to step off and take a walk?  It's a mystery!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Scratch a Democrat, find a Dictator

And dictators do what dictators will always do: threaten and destroy the rule of law to get their way.

Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. 
The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.
What's really happening is that the Democrat's near-absolute hold on America's courts is getting loosened, and that means they cannot inflict their illegal, unconstitutional laws on America like they could in the past.  So, of course, they threaten the court to attempt to get the court to do what they want it to do. 

I swear, it's like the Democrats are screaming full throttle towards a brick wall labeled "civil war" and demanding that we all need to go faster.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sadly, this is just Karma

California introduces anti-Semitic curriculum.

The California Department of Education is facing backlash after permitting a host of anti-Israel activists to build a statewide educational curriculum that demonizes the Jewish state and is said to be fostering hatred of Jewish and Israeli-American students, sources said. 
Already, 83 pro-Israel and anti-discrimination organizations have petitioned the state's education department to reform its Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) to remove multiple instances of what they say is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias.

Back when I was forced to live in the San Fernando Valley (Obama's pocketbook), I was surrounded by Jewish communities.  You could see them walking to their temples on Saturday, dressed in their best.  The cigar shops I went to were heavily frequented by Jewish men.

And the vast majority of them, 90% or so, voted Democrat.  They donated to Democrats.  They funded Democrat campaigns, they spouted Democrat slogans.

And now, the Democrats have decided that they are evil Nazis, and since California is essentially run by the Democrats, then Democrat Party is going to do what they do, which is toss one ally overboard in favor of another.

So, California wants to use anti-Semitic schoolbooks?  Gosh, who could have seen that coming?  I mean, besides everybody with a functioning brain who has been observing the Democrat party for the past two decades.

Multiple sources involved in the fight have described to the Washington Free Beacon anti-Semitic courses that they say are fostering an unsafe environment for Jewish and Israeli-American students. Further information obtained by the Free Beacon reveals that several of the educators involved in pushing the new curriculum have a history of anti-Israel activism that has often spilled into anti-Semitic territory.

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD for short), an organization completely controlled by the Democrat Party, has a long history of Leftist activism, protecting child-predator teachers, and oh yeah blaming Jews for all the world's problems.  Where do you think all those BDS protesters at UCLA come from?

Jews in California have voted for the Democrats to put a noose around their neck, and now that the Democrats have the muslims to back them up, they're giving the Jews what they voted for.  Good and hard.

That's Karma right there.

I have a proposal

All the Democrats who hate this country and want to live under socialism can go to Hong Kong, and enjoy the fruits of their Marxist labor.

Meanwhile, we bring these guys over here and let them enjoy the freedom they desire.



I'm willing to do a 2-1 or even 50-1 swap.  Hell, I'd trade all of Hollywood for those four guys.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Construction

Normally, the road repairs don't bother me at all.  Sure, it screws up traffic for a bit, but the roads have to get fixed, and summertime is when they can get to them, so I typically just roll with it.

But today, the machines are actually close enough to shake my house.  I was a bit jumpy earlier this morning. 

Don't like that at all.

Epstein's death reveals quite a bit

And none of it good.

Was he murdered in his cell?  Plenty of people believe that.

Was it flat out incompetence by the Feds?  Plenty other people believe that as well.

The one common thread is that nobody believes the official line about what happened, and nobody trusts the Feds to tell them the truth.

Which brings me to this quote I just saw this morning, from a comment at Chicago Boyz:

There are other much more important fall outs here. 
If there is no public justice, people will settle for the private type. Otherwise known as vengeance. 
And when, not if, we get there. No one will talk to the Feds. They’ve shown themselves to be too corrupt and too cheap at the price because they don’t know the real price of their corrupt acts. 
They will be deaf, dumb and blind in the middle of chaos. 
And the elites will suffer as well. As everyone who is not an elite will assume every elite out there are all just Epstein clients. 
Please see “private justice” again for the implications of that. 
This process will happen slowly…then all at once.
Personally, I don't think Epstein committed suicide.  I think he was killed by people who he had dirt on.  I mean c'mon, a camera malfunction on his cell, just at the time he was supposedly hanging himself?

And at the time when his victims were coming forward and naming names?

Nope.  This one's a murder, and given how badly the US Government has destroyed their credibility, I don't know if you'd be able to convince me otherwise.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The opioid crisis

From a rural prosecutor's perspective.

We don’t have crack houses all over the place anymore because we took the people who ran the crack houses and we put them in prison for so long that not only would the crack crisis have passed before they got out of prison, but everyone else was forced to stand up and take note of their sentence. Economics is economics. If you are actually going to attempt to ban a substance that has high demand, you must make the risk/reward calculus obvious and simple. The risk of apprehension multiplied by the likely punishment must exceed in value by orders of magnitude the anticipated reward in light of the alternative opportunities. And in order to make that message heard by all, a multiplication factor must be applied. 
Basically, the punishment for selling drugs needs to seem unfair, draconian, and very scary to those likely to deal drugs. It must be sufficient to cause them to forego easy money and choose a life either of legal hard work or, as is the sad reality of our nation, government-funded dependency. In the United States, we did that once, and we won the crack epidemic with a combination of punishment and economic opportunity. 
In contrast, today federal lawmakers bicker over palace intrigue and leave the barn doors open while Mexico and China flood our streets with dirt-cheap poison. 

This guy makes a lot of good points.  However, there is such a thing as compassion fatigue, and it's certainly applicable in this case.  If these people want to shove poison into their bodies, and resist all attempts to help them get clean, they they need to be allowed to die.

Risk/Reward works for more than just a prison sentence.  Strip any and all government benefits from people who are on drugs.  "OH BUT WHAT IF THEY HAVE KIDS?"  Take the kids away as well.  Let them overdose and then Let.  Them.  Die

There's your risk/reward right there.  Sure, you could get high.  And you could die in the gutter of an OD while people who don't do extremely stupid shit walk around your twitching corpse.

A person can only get clean if they want to get clean.  When I quit smoking cigarettes, nothing worked to help me quit until I wanted to quit.  Until an addict makes the choice to get clean, they will not get clean no matter what you do.  And unless you're willing to institutionalize those people, then they will be getting high whenever and where ever they can do so, including your city parks where they leave their used needles behind for kids to step on.

You get more of what you subsidize.  Stop subsidizing drug addiction.  Stop paying people who just turn around and buy dope with your money.  Remove all benefits from drug addicts.  Take away the safety net for people who destroy society in their quest to get high.

Is that cruel?  No, funding a drug addict who destroys the life of everyone around them is cruel.  Prolonging a child's abuse by a drug addicted parent is cruel.  Forcing Joe Taxpayer to fund the drug addict who's shitting in his driveway and leaving trash and used syringes in his yard is cruel.

The real victims here are the people who are forced to deal with rampant homelessness and addiction, and who have to clean up the mess left behind.  It's the addicts who are the criminals, victimizing everyone else who has to deal with them.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ammo.com has a write up on gun laws

So if you're curious about just what laws are out there that can affect you, go thee hither and read.

As for "Red Flag" laws, all I can say is that the people who want to shut you up, get you fired, dox your family, assault you, and who threaten to wipe you off the face of the earth are just salivating at the chance to call the cops on you and feed them an absolute lie so that they cops can come take your guns.

Under a Red Flag law, it doesn't matter if the claim is a lie from top to bottom.  The cops come and take your guns.  That makes it so much easier for Leftists to do what they want to do with you. 

As the meme says - The very same people who want to ban you on Facebook are dying for the chance to take your guns with just a phone call.


Blaming video games is just as stupid as blaming guns

"Oh, but video games are so VIOLENT!"

Yeah, you know what's worse?  When Sally dumps her husband because she found someone who made her pink parts quiver, and spends a couple of years bouncing on the cock carousel, while little Jonny grows up without a father, watching mommy act like a whore, and ends up on anti-depressants, being raised by socialist indoctrinators of the government while mommy keeps trying to find a guy who will marry her stretched-out vagina that has been used more than a public bathroom in downtown Los Angeles.

Or maybe mommy and daddy are junkies on welfare, because who in society can judge them, amirite?

Or maybe mommy never bothered to figure out who daddy was, because "I don't need a man!" or some bullshit like that, and little Tommy grew up with a rotating cast of male characters, some of whom took a too-strong interest in the little child's sexual development, if you know what I mean.

Or maybe mommy and daddy just have to own the big house and the Mercedes and BMW and so they both are corporate power-players and little Mikey goes from waking up to being dumped in daycare to going to school and from the time he wakes up and the time he goes to bed, he sees his parents for maybe one or two hours.  The rest of the time he's being raised by society, and gosh doesn't THAT just work out well.

And so they're all on anti-depressants, or they get diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and get doped up to the gills on Ritalin or Adderall or whatever the pill de jour happens to be.  And they're bombarded with messages about "Toxic Masculinity" and how horrible they are for being men. 

It ain't the video games.  Millions upon millions of people play video games.  If video games turned people into killers, we'd know.  Trust me.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Come see the violence inherent in the Leftism

Not one single Democrat running for President will condemn Antifa.

They want to see you beaten and rounded up into boxcars.  You can guess what comes after that.

I think I need to look for a new blogging platform

Google is banning blogs.

YouTube (a Google company) is memory-holing any video that might make the Left look bad:



Google is evil, and blogger is run by Google.

Anyone have any cheap and easy suggestions?  I figure I don't want to wait until Google bans me as well, although I'm such a small fish that it might not happen.

Yep. Pretty much

Kurt Schlichter lays it out fairly simply:

Everything the left says or does is designed to make them more powerful by making you less free. You can never give enough of your money or freedom away to make them stop hating you, so don’t try. 

Donald Trump isn't a racist.  His supporters aren't racists.  His voters aren't racist.  Does that stop the Left from calling all of us racists?

No.

There's nothing you can do or say that will make them hate you any less, and giving up your freedoms just makes it easier for them to load you into the cattle cars on the way to the gas chamber.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Joaquin Castro is a shit-swizzling Marxist

And don't think he wouldn't ship you off to a Gulag in a hot minute if he had the opportunity.

Huh, look at that.  A shit-swizzling Marxist outing donors to the opposing political party, putting their names and address and businesses on notice, in the same timeframe that Klantifa is going to be rolling through Texas on their way to El Paso.

Hell, he probably doesn't need Klantifa, since El Paso is quite a ways away from San Antonio, and I'm certain there's plenty of home-grown Marxist thugs in San Antone, since that's the city that keeps voting for the shit-swizzling Marxist and his brother.

Not only is that shit-swizzling Marxist Joaquin Castro doubling down on his political terrorism, but there are people in the media who are defending it.  No, I'm not joking.  And it only gets worse.

While the press continues to blame Republicans for their “rhetoric,” there’s no question that the vitriol we’ve seen from the left this week dwarfs anything anyone on the mainstream right has ever said or done in a political setting. Period. Calling entire voting blocks white supremacists, doxxing donors, yelling for the death of a Senator, asserting Republicans want mass shootings to occur, threatening people for their political activities, asserting the President wants to exterminate a race – these are not the rantings of sane people looking for de-escalation of rhetoric. They are the drivers of escalation in our rhetoric and it’s reaching dangerous levels.

I need to buy more ammo.

I think I have the grounding problem fixed

I spent Tuesday morning in the garage with the bike torn apart while I pulled out all the various brackets and wires and shovel grommets and then cleaned and polished and scraped and greased and reassembled.

And it works.  Yay!

Now I have to change the fuel pressure regulator.  FPR, for short.  Apparently, the FPR goes bad on the VTX 1800, and that leads to fuel in the oil, which is what we like to call A BAD THING as that reduces the viscosity of the oil and leads to damage.  If it's really bad, your miles per gallon goes to hell, bike runs like crap, and you can smell gasoline in your engine oil.

Well, my bike is getting good mpg, and it's not running rough, but I can smell the gasoline in the oil.  Which means I caught it in time, and I don't have to tear the entire engine apart, I just have to replace the FPR and change the oil.  The FPR was shipped yesterday, should get here tomorrow, and then I can do the work on Saturday.

I swear, if you want to learn to be a mechanic, just buy an old vehicle and start fixing it up.  You'll learn more than you ever wanted to learn.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Connor Betts = Antifa member

The Democrat's shock troops are doing what Democrat shock troops do.

While Betts, the Dayton shooter, didn’t leave behind a manifesto, his extensive social-media footprint provides clues as to what may have inspired him. Federal investigators announced Tuesday that they are looking into his exploration of violent ideologies. 
Betts had long expressed support for antifa accounts, causes and individuals. That would be the loose network of militant leftist activists who physically attack anyone to the right of Mao in the name of “anti-fascism.” In particular, Betts promoted extreme hatred of American border enforcement. 
“Kill every fascist,” the shooter declared in 2018 on twitter, echoing a rallying cry of antifa ideologues. Over the next year, his tweets became increasingly violent. “Nazis deserve death and nothing else,” he tweeted last October. Betts frequently flung the label “Nazi” at those with whom he disagreed online.

You've got to read the whole thing.  Read it.

Honestly, the blue is the give-away

It's bad enough that anti-Pope Jorge Bergolio is wearing vestments that feature a symbol of pedophilia.  But having it in blue is a huge screaming tell.

"But Dave, why is blue such a tell?"  I'm so glad you asked!

There are certain colors that can be used for vestments, and they MUST.... that's MUST IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS correspond with the liturgical calendar.

So, there is:

Green (for time after Epiphany and after Pentecost)
Red (Various feasts, Palm Sunday, Pentecost)
Purple/Violet (Advent and Lent plus some other holy days)
White (Christmas, Easter, various other feasts)
Black (Masses for the Dead, with a few exceptions)
Rose (two specific days)
Gold (can replace red, white or green)

Notice any color that's missing?  Yeah.  Blue.  Now, in certain dioceses, such as Los Angeles, the priests are authorized to wear blue on feasts honoring the Virgin Mary.  If anyone wonders why L.A. gets to do this, it's because Los Angeles is not the full name of the city.  It's La Ciudad de la Reina de Los Angeles.  The City of the Queen of The Angeles.  In other terms, the city is consecrated to the Virgin Mary, which is why priests in L.A. can wear blue on specific Marian feast days, and ONLY ON THOSE DAYS.  In fact, blue is such a rare color to use that it's not included in the list of liturgical colors, because for 99.9999999999% of all priests, they'll never wear it. 

Now, in the extremely rare case that a priest may have blue vestments, they will be the on the Alb, Cincture, Stole or Chasuble.  In the photos of the anti-Pope Jorge Bergolio, the blue is on a Cope.  Did I mention a cope in the list of vestments that would be blue?  No, because the cope is used for for specific purposes and not worn as a vestment for mass. 

Therefore, what we see is the anti-Pope wearing a cope that is covered in symbols and colors that practically scream out pedophilia, and there is not a single liturgical reason for the cope to have those symbols or use those colors.

Let me repeat - there is not a single reason for a priest to have a cope with that symbol or in that color.  Not one.  And there is a reason behind every single garment the priest wears during mass.  Therefore, if there is NOT a reason for those symbols or colors in the Catholic mass, then those colors and symbols are coming from some other place.

Like when you're a pedo who uses the Church to obtain pleasure and power and money, and you want to signal to all the other pedos that you're in their corner.

Pray for Pope Benedict, the true pope, that God may care for him and protect him in this time of turmoil. 

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Single moms make the best mass shooters

Yes, that's a deliberately twisted headline, but it's also the truth:  There is a link between mass shooters and absent fathers.

Gun control activists are quick to blame mass shootings on the proliferation of firearms, but are less likely to point to the proliferation of fatherless households. 
Yet research shows that school shooters tend to come from broken homes, where one or more parent is absent, addicted or abusive.

Blaming guns is easy.  It's an inanimate object.  Kinda like how Rosie O'Donnell's fork made her fat, right?  But actually doing something to reverse the trend of boys being raised by only their mothers might actually be HARD, and force people to actually DO SOMETHING, so that's ignored while people cry about guns in a country that has always had guns, but not always had mass shootings.

There were shooting clubs in high schools all over this country in the 50's and 60's.  Kids brought their shotguns to school with them so that they could go hunting after school, and they didn't shoot the school up.  What changed? 

Well, I'm one of the few people I know who was raised by parents who never got a divorce.  Try that on for size.

Maybe start reversing the culture that says it's OK to pump and dump a girl.  Start reversing the culture that says it's OK to rip a kid away from their father because mommy found a newer, richer guy that made her lady-bits quiver.  Start reversing the culture that says it's OK to raise a kid in a single parent house. 

But that would be hard.  So they blame the gun.

Monday, August 05, 2019

A good rant

As he points out, America has ALWAYS had guns.  Guns used to be a mail-order item.  But we didn't have mass shootings.

I'd also like to point out that the total number of deaths is still less than a monthly count from Gun-Free Chicago.




Two shootings

I'm not joining in the hysterical shrieking about the two shootings this weekend.  There are enough people screeching and howling that I don't need to join in. 

I'm just going to wait and see how many different failures allowed these sorts of things to happen.

I'd also like to note that the cops in Dayton took their shooter down in thirty seconds.  Good work.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with me

I was going through some old course work, and found the introduction to my essay on Anatomy and Physiology.  Now, this is dry stuff.  So my brain must have kicked in to gear, because what was supposed to be a scholarly treatise on medical terminology came out like this:


Anatomy and Physiology!  Two things that have fascinated me from my youth!  Well….  to be honest, only in specific areas; as a young man I was very interested in the anatomy that all young men are interested in, and as an old man, I now spend way too much time contemplating my own physiology, with such examples of “Why can’t I do that anymore?”, “Why do I make that noise?” and “Why is my hair migrating downwards?” 

Early anatomists studied the human body by cutting apart human cadavers and finding out what was inside.  Apparently it was interesting enough for them to continue exploring, even after finding and naming the colon.  Anatomy is at it’s basic level the identification of the parts of the body, while physiology is the explanation of how the body works.  To put it simply, if I point at that big joint in the middle of your leg and say “That is the KNEE!”, I have identified a part of your anatomy.  If I then kick you in the knee, the nerves in your knee send the sensory signals to your brain as “pain”.  Your brain then sends electrical signals to your hands to “slap the taste out of my mouth” as a response.  That’s physiology.  Anatomy identifies the part.  Physiology explains how it works. 

While reading about the human body, I discovered that the Spleen is part of the Lymphatic system (page 10).  I had never heard the term “Homeostasis” until I read about it (page 16), I was finally able to understand what the “Sagittal Plane” was (page 19), and although I knew what DNA and RNA were, I did not understand how they functioned (page 27).  I must say, just that one assignment makes reading my medical records a bit more interesting.


And yes, that's actually what I submitted.  I did get an "A" for the course.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Well, I just had to buy a motorcycle lift

Because I can't take the rear fender off without removing the shock absorbers, and I can't remove the shock absorbers without lifting the bike off the ground to remove the pressure from them.

This is getting to be one hell of a hassle just to follow the tail-light wire to see if the insulation is worn through.

By next Friday, if I don't have an answer, I will probably just take it to a damn shop and tell them to fix it.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Not mentioned in this article: The Obvious

Doctors are seeing more and more cases of drug-resistant HIV.

Health authorities have uncovered an alarming surge in resistance to crucial HIV drugs. 
Surveys by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that, in the past 4 years, 12 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas have surpassed acceptable levels of drug resistance against two drugs that constitute the backbone of HIV treatment: efavirenz and nevirapine.

There is much weeping and wailing about this fact, with much speculation as to why it's happening.  And not one single mention of the most obvious reasons:

The vast majority of people who contract HIV/AIDS do so through risky behaviors.  Promiscuous sex and IV drugs.  Giving people the anti-virals doesn't automatically stop the risky behavior.  And that's not even touching the fact that these people have contracted a virus that is known for mutating rapidly enough that the human body can't keep up with it. 

Drug-resistant HIV is around for the same reason that drug-resistant gonorrhea is around:  Because people refuse to modify their behavior in order to avoid catching the disease.  And it will eventually catch up and kill them, and all I will be able to say is "Well, sucks to be you, doesn't it?"  Gonorrhea, like AIDS, is not non-selective.  It's very selective.  It's not airborne.  You cannot catch it from a toilet seat.  You can't get it from being around an infected person.  You have to engage in a swap of body fluids with an infected person, and those activities that would transmit the disease are well known and highly researched.  And if people once again start dying from these diseases, well...  it's a horrible death, and I wouldn't want to die that way.  But I'm not sticking my willie into anything that moves, either.  In fact, I'm monogamous with my wife, and she's monogamous with me, which means the chance of either of us coming down with any STD is zero.  We will never catch AIDS, we will never catch gonorrhea, we won't have the clap, we won't have syphilis.  That's how it works.

Which means we will not be contributing to the drug-resistance of HIV.  Because we don't engage in those behaviors.

I don't know if it's true, but it's believable.




Especially Stelter.  That bastard has "Uncle Bad-Touch" written all over his face.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

It's time to wash the Jesuits down the drain of history

Since they're no longer really interested in promoting Catholicism, or even sanity.  Jorge Bergolio is a Jesuit, and if he were only an outlier you could forgive the order for having a loon or two pop into the public light.  But James Martin, Eth Jay, the homosexual priest pushing for open homosexuality in the Catholic Church, is also a Jesuit.  And the various Jesuit institutions of higher learning that have failed to actually uphold any kind of Catholic values?

Once is an accident.
Twice is coincidence.

Three times is enemy action.

Hundreds and hundreds of times is a converged order that no longer recognizes the supremacy of God, but instead is full of narcissistic, evil men who don't actually believe any of what the Church teaches.

If the Jesuits fell off the face of the earth tomorrow, the Catholic Church would be far better off than it is now.

Do you need any more proof that Snopes is just a bunch of left-wing hacks lying their asses off to help the Democrat Party?

How about the time they tried to get a satire site listed as "fake news" and deplatformed?

The Babylon Bee is actually quite funny, because they recognize that all humor has an element of truth in it.  Kinda like this:

Snopes Issues Pre-Approval Of All Statements Made in Tonight's Democrat Debate

Yeah, it's a giggle-snort, because anyone with half a functioning braincell knows that there's some truth behind that statement. 

Snopes has all the credibility of Wikipedia these days.

Re-affirming that the Rule of Law is deader than a doornail

Get a load of this BS.

The ACLJ has obtained the DOJ’s infamous immunity agreements with Hillary Clinton’s top aides  Cheryl Mills and  Heather Samuelson – documents previously unreleased to the public and which include the DOJ attempting to enter an  agreement not to comply with the requirements of FOIA, and which confirm it agreed to  “dispose” of evidence, including Mills’ and Samuelson’s “culling laptops” which contained all of the missing emails from Hilary Clinton’s private homebrew server.
Emphasis in the original.

Keep in mind that as the DOJ was literally destroying evidence of Hillary Clinton's crimes, they were simultaneously prosecuting a Sailor who had self-identified his photo as violating classified information standards.

Every single person involved in covering up Hillary Clinton's crimes should do jail time.  At a minimum.

To Quote Instapundit

I'll believe it's a crisis when the people claiming it's a crisis begin to act like it's a crisis.

Also, any one single attendee to Google Camp creates more CO2 for this one single trip than I create in a year.

Many of the guests, including Obama and DiCaprio — who has his own climate change foundation — have described global warming as the biggest threat to future generations. 
But according to Italian press reports, the attendees were expected to show up in 114 private jets, and 40 had arrived by Sunday. 
The Post crunched the numbers and found that 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, Italy, where Camp guests landed, would spew an estimated 100,000 kilograms of CO2 into the air.

I refuse to be lectured about Global Warming by hypocritical shitstains who arrive to a fancy, energy-sucking event on a YACHT.  That would be a giant ass boat who's fuel economy is measured in gallons per mile.

Stars there also include Harry StylesOrlando BloomDiane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, who arrived on their enormous $200 million yacht Eos, which has both sails and two 2,300-horsepower diesel engines. 
Billionaire Dreamworks founder David Geffen, meanwhile, gave Perry and Bloom a ride on his $400 million yacht, Rising Sun.
When the vehicle you use has a fuel tank larger than my house, then YOU are the problem, not me.

All of these people can die screaming and spend eternity choking on the barbed cock of satan.  The smarmy fucking hypocrites.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Well, #$@!

That short turned out to be an actual short, and now I'm tearing the bike apart looking for the wire that's shorting out and popping fuses.

Dammit.

Old eyes

Way back when I started blogging, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and humans huddled in caves to protect themselves from the gods fighting, I used to read quite a few folks who were old and wise.

And that's not really hyperbole.  They were the greybeards of society, expounding on what they saw as problems, and why they were problems, and what the solutions could be.  But every now and then they would essentially garble a sentence, or mis-spell a simple word, and my brain would click.  "How does a man that smart mis-spell a simple word?"

Fast-forward to now, and I have reading glasses that I have to wear whenever I write on a computer, and if I don't have them, sure as shit the word "superb" becomes "suburb".  Or "chugged" becomes "chucked".

I'm quite disturbed by this, as I'm certain I'm still 25 and not (mumblemumble) years old like my ID said I am.

Anyways....  it's a question my brain has always had, now answered.  Dammit.

Monday, July 29, 2019

So, the bike cut out on me yesterday

Right as I was pulling into the driveway.  All the indicator lights, off.  No vroom.  However, I could get the starter to turn over.

What the hell?

I didn't have my service manual yet, so I was a tad bit perturbed.  I pushed it into the garage (thank you Lord for not allowing it to die on the interstate) and waited for the engine and pipes to cool before I started tearing it apart.

Later that night, after dinner (hoooooooo boy I'll write about that later) I go in to the garage and start taking the sides off.  Found the took kit, hiding behind the DynoFlo controller, which I didn't even know I had.  On the other side, the fuse boxes, which were what I was looking for in the first place.  All the large fuses look good.  Smaller fuses I pulled out one at a time.  Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Not-so-good-what-the-heck?

Spare fuses?  Yes, we have those.  Slapped a new fuse in and grabbed my key.  Could it be this simple?

Yes. 

Indicator lights on.  Hit the start button.  Much Vroom.  Yay!

Got a bunch more spare fuses today, and I'm going to swap out all the old ones.  It's a 17 year old bike, there's no telling what kind of condition they are in.

Now, about that dinner.....

The Mrs had made chicken wings a couple nights ago that were hotter than Satan's farts, and we kept the sauce to make chicken sammiches with in the future.  Well, the future was last night.  Left-over chicken shredded up, sauce added, blue cheese crumbled on top, greenery on top of that, and let's chow down. 

Little did I know that the old sauce apparently wasn't enough to go around, so the Mrs. made some more.  But because we didn't have any more of the original hot sauce, she used what she had in the fridge, which is akin to adding NO2 to a gasoline engine.

Oh.  Maw.  Gawd.

I had sweat running down from the top of my head.  My face was red.  My nose was running.  I ate a sammich and a half, and then scarfed down a pint of ice cream trying to make the burning pain go away.  I managed to go to bed last night with only a slight discomfort in my gut.  And then I woke up this morning, grabbed my usual water, followed by coffee, which today was followed by *gurgle*gurgle*gurgle*

Aw, shit.  Literally.

I made it to the bathroom.  But I didn't have time to grab the ice cubes I needed to cool off the flames shooting from my sphincter, nor did I have time to install the seatbelt I needed to keep from banging my head on the ceiling as the flaming jet fuel shot out of my ass.  I'm amazed none of the neighbors called 911, given the A) howling of extreme pain coming from my house, or B) the waves of toxic, flammable gasses flowing out the bathroom window.

About half an hour later, I crawled to the fridge, grabbed the milk and chugged about a quart of it before I managed to get my legs to stop shaking.  I made it to work barely on time.  The pain had mostly subsided by the time lunch came around, and that was a nice bland ham and cheese sammich.  No spice.  With chocolate milk, just to make sure the fire was out for certain.

I'm off of spice for about a month, maybe longer.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Don't know how I missed this

I blame being busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.  Anyways, if you haven't seen it (and if YouTube had it's way, you wouldn't), here's more Bill Whittle.




DO IT! DO IT SOME MORE!

The HQ of the Bureau of Land Management is going to be headed OUT of D.C.

Bernhardt, who won White House kudos for pulling off the biggest ever change to the July 4 celebration in Washington, raised hackles in D.C. media circles when he announced that headquarters staff of the Bureau of Land Management would be moved to Colorado. 
Several administrations have promised to shift Washington operations to areas of the country they oversee, but this is the first, and indications from Colorado news media and elected officials indicate that is that it is a winner. 
And his letter suggests that he is looking for more staff to shift out of Washington.

Friggin' awesome.  With the Department of Agriculture moving to KC, and now this?  All those un-elected bureaucrats are going to have to find some other way of wasting our money than fancy dinners with politicians.  They're going to have to actually live in the country they want to rule, and they don't like it one bit.

Good.

I want to move the EPA to Baton Rouge, LA, so that when they complain about other people using air conditioning we can turn theirs off and see how they like it.

We can move the Department of Energy to Minot, N.D.  Oh, you don't want an oil pipeline to be built?  Well, let's just turn off that heating oil of yours.  Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

What other agencies can be moved?  How about moving the Department of Education to Baltimore, since that city is pretty much a paragon of Publik Skool, and the results thereof.

Any suggestions?

I think I broke myself a little bit

Hit the gym hard last week.  Couldn't run in the morning, so I made up for that with weights.  Yesterday, my back and shoulders were really tight.  But there's a yard to do, so it's off to mow, and then trim, and then pull out the damn thistles that infest this place because the previous tenant didn't do a damn thing with the yard, and then we pulled out more Virginia Creeper, and laid down plastic to keep the back area on the other side of the fence from re-growing, and by the time all was said and done I had a screaming headache and my wife couldn't get my muscles to actually move.

I'm doing much better now, thank god.  Still a bit sore.  Just a reminder from my body that I shouldn't be a stupid, hard-headed idiot who still thinks he's 25 instead of (mumblemumble).

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Nifty...

I don't know if I've posted this before, but it makes me giggle.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The joy of old motorcycles

Heard a whine from the area of the fuel pump yesterday morning.  The noise had stopped by the time I got home.  I'm either dealing with a little bit of particulate in the fuel, which would cause a whine, or I'm dealing with a faulty fuel pressure regulator.

Got a service manual ordered, it'll be here sometime next week.  Until then, not much I can do except keep listening for the problem if it pops up again.

The more I get into motorcycles, the more I learn how to tear them apart and put them back together.  Speaking of that, I still have to order the oil for the maintenance. 

I'm going to be busy for a while.

OK, seriously, enough with the fireworks

The house was surrounded with people shooting off more fireworks last night.  It must be nice to not have a fucking job, so you can launch explosives into the air for hours and hours.  But where you get the money for those fireworks I don't know, with the no-job thing and all.

If I thought I could get eight hours of sleep in jail, I would cheerfully throttle the next fucking turd to so much as lights a firecracker.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Can we be done with the fireworks please?

So, Utah has a state holiday, Pioneer Day.  It commemorates the first time the Mormon pioneers arrived at Salt Lake City.  Hell, all of downtown was shut off for the parades and the marathon and the celebrations.  Made getting to work yesterday a cast-iron bitch, but that's a different topic.

Utah loves their fireworks.  Fourth of July, there were private fireworks displays that went on from 1800 to Oh-Dark-Thirty.  But, I normally have he 5th of July to recover, so I really don't care if I lose some sleep.

But I don't get to recover from Pioneer Day.  Hell, I don't even get Pioneer Day off, as it's a state holiday and I'm not a state employee.  So when folks want to shoot off fireworks until after midnight, that makes Dave a sleep-deprived grumpy old man.

I need more coffee.

Are the celebrations done yet?  Can we put the fireworks away until New Year's Eve?

We've had so many damn fireworks going off that the dog doesn't even flinch at them any more.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Interrogative, Over!

Robert Mueller says he's not familiar with Fusion GPS.

Fusion GPS is the company that produced the Steele dossier, which is the ENTIRE FUCKING BASIS FOR THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION TO BEGIN WITH, and Robert Mueller the Turd isn't familiar with them?

He's either senile, incompetent, or lying his ass off.  Possibly all three at once.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I'm reminded of this George Orwell quote

As I read this article about how the left justifies its violence.

These ideas aren’t merely the gibbering of angry radicals. They have deep roots in leftist academic theory. In 1969, for instance, the Norwegian founder of “peace and conflict studies,” Johan Galtung, published an oft-cited piece titled Violence, Peace, and Peace Research, dedicated to the topic of “structural violence.” “When one husband beats his wife there is a clear case of personal violence,” he offered by way of example. “But when one million husbands keep one million wives in ignorance, there is structural violence.”

Go read the whole thing, where the author traces the origins of the tangled thinking that oozes from the Left, like pus from an infected genital sore.

Oh, and the Orwell quote?

“There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.”

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

Socialism in action!

What seems amazing to this writer is that even when faced with proof that a minimum wage hurts more employees than it helps its proponents still insist on it. They would rather fewer people work fewer jobs for more money than more people work more jobs for a base salary and the opportunity to promote through the ranks. 
It is the opposite of the compassion they advocate for. 
But Americans should be grateful for this small microcosm of socialism in the big pond of the presidential race.

Actions, meet consequences.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Getting the bike you lusted for 18 years later

So, I had a Honda Shadow 750.  Great bike.  Awesome bike.  Loved it like a baby, and that bike has been all over Virginia and Mississippi.  And parts of Utah.

Utah is where the problems started.  See, a 750 might be a big sport bike, but it's a small cruiser, and at interstate speeds it'll vibrate you to death.  And while I could cover every inch of the states back East and never once touch an interstate, in Utah there are huge stretches of territory that are only interstate roads.

So my Honda Shadow, which took the Blue Ridge Parkway like a champ and showed up a lot of bigger bikes, was beating me to death on the interstate.

Sad.

Not only that, but due to the mountains we have in Utah (as compared to the much smaller hills back East) the bike was struggling to climb with two riders on it.

So, as of yesterday, my bike, which I lovingly cared for and gave all the best oils and accoutrements, was traded in to a very nice shop which will make sure it's passed on to someone else who loves it as much as I did.  And I rode away on a 2002 Honda VTX 1800.  14k miles on the odometer.  Never been dropped.

Yeah, that bike took the wife and I over Parley's Summit and didn't even grunt.  7000 feet up at 80 mph?  Vroom vroom.

So now I have to go make sure I have all the right oil, so I can take care of this bike like I took care of the last one.

Yee haw!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

It's anti-American fascists, all the way down

Saw this over at Liberty's Torch, and I need to pass it on.

How about YouTube? How does Laura Southern's documentary about the border get removed from YouTube within 24 hours of posting without any reason or explanation? What if I told you a Policy Manager at YouTube, before becoming a Policy Manager at YouTube, was employed by Hillary for America and was a manager in Obama's campaign before that? What if I told you YouTube's Global Content Policy Lead previously worked at the DNC? Did you know the person responsible for "growing the next generation of stars" on YouTube worked in the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House under Obama? Or that the person in charge of developing the careers of YouTube creators was the Director of Video for Obama? Speaking of helping the careers of creators, did you know Vox, the company that got Steven Crowder demonetized, was one of the companies that YouTube doled out $20 million dollars to, for 'educational videos'? 
Ten people, directly connected to the progressive Democrat political machine who are now controlling our conversations online. Sounds like an important alarm, no? 
What if I told you there were nearly a hundred more?

The Democrats have for YEARS put their people into the media.  They're doing the same to Big Tech, and Big Tech has welcomed them with open arms.  Other than blogging, which I've done since about 2003-2004, I'm pretty disconnected from social media.  I don't notice many trends.  Much like TV - I don't own one.  I don't watch TV shows. 

Which means that when I'm forced to gaze upon the toxic Leftist cesspool that is Twitter or facebook or your average TV show, I'm shocked at just what biased garbage is spewing forth.

But your kids are not only on social media, they are addicted to it.  Hell, a bunch of adults are addicted to that electronic crack-pipe that they've carrying around in their pocket.  Yes, electronic crack-pipe.  It controls their lives.  They respond to its every whim, which means that they are being programed to respond to every whim of the people who control policy at Twitter and facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp and every other Leftist controlled social programming device.

That old adage of "Power corrupts" is only half-right.  It's not just that power corrupts, although that's often the case.  It's that the already-corrupt are attracted to power, and right now the power in the USA is controlled by Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley.  It should come as no shock that both places are absolutely controlled by the worst sort of anti-American shitbag Democrats.

I agree - Low Profile Tires are absolute trash

Nice to see other people acknowledge that fact.

Low-profile tires are all the rage these days, and mostly for aesthetics, as automakers want to project “performance” or whatever. But most people, even the ones who think they are into super hyper ultra performance, don’t need these garbage pieces of rubber.

Your tires are the most important accessory you can put on your car, for the simple fact that they are the part of the car that touches the road.  And you can quibble about my use of the word "accessory".  Call them what you want.  Good tires mean good handling and good protection for your ride, and low profile tires are never good tires.  Oh, you'll pay a mint for them, but that doesn't mean they're good.  They're trash.  They are incapable of handling the bumps of the road like a normal tire would, which means your shocks and struts take a beating, and all that beating transfers to the rest of your vehicle.  You want your car to die an early death, or eat you up on repair bills?  Put low profiles on. 

And just in case anyone cares, I have Michelin Defenders on my car.  I want tires that can handle some snow and ice, given where I live now and where I plan on visiting.  I had the standard tires that came from the factory when I first bought the car.  Putting on good tires changed the way the car handled.  I could stop faster in shorter distances.  It was quieter.  It handled wet roads far better.  I used to get my tires to squeal if I really pushed it around some corners where I lived, and now I can't even get them to chirp around a corner unless I emulate an F1 racer.

Get good tires.  And that, by definition, precludes any low profile tires.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AOC refuses to condemn Antifa terror attack on ICE facility

But what did you expect from an America-hating socialist?

When asked by a Rebel Media reporter earlier today whether she would condemn the attack, AOC refused to explicitly condemn it, saying only that she would make a statement about the incident later. 

Her handlers have to craft a suitable statement for her.  She's incapable of coming up with an original thought on the subject.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Harping on a Theme

Trump's not Racist, he's pushing the Overton Window back to "Normal".

You know that and I know that this is what the Leftists have done. Moreover, the millions of Americans who aren’t as political as we are know that this is what Leftists have done. They intuitively recognize that the new Overton window is as unrelated to reality as the current gender madness, but because of the Leftist Overton window shift, they are cowed into silence. The silent, sane majority in of Americans know that they can lose their jobs, get doxed, be socially humiliated, or be subject to brutal attacks if they suggest that people who were living in dirt poor, war torn, corrupt countries were blessed to come here. It would be even worse were these silenced Americans to state the obvious conclusion: If these new immigrants cannot show gratitude for the country that took them in, but insist that it’s the most evil country in the world and that their dirt poor, war torn, corrupt homeland is better, they should stop taking up space in America and return to their natal lands. 
In other words, Trump stated the obvious. And by his willingness to state the obvious, he has returned the obvious to the realm of public discourse. He has shifted the Overton window back to a more normal, common sense debate. It wasn’t a mistake of epic proportions. It was a brilliant insistence on having public debate occur in reality world, not in the Leftist’s dystopian fantasy world.

With regards to Evita Guevera-Castro's claim to be "Puerto Rican", I would like to point out that I've actually lived in Puerto Rico while she has not.  Therefore, I've spent more time in the country she claims to belong to than she has.  She's just another loudmouth New Yorican who adopts a Boriqua accent when it's convenient.

I would also like to point out that she identifies as Puerto Rican, and not as an American.

Bookworm also points out that Rashida Tlaib, who was born in America, was sworn in under a Palestinian flag.  So she's "American", but she swears allegiance to a terrorist organization who's goal is the complete genocide of Jews.

I wonder how many Normal Americans know that?

Twitter sides with pedo tranny over free speech.

Because, as Insty pointed out, Twitter doesn't actually like free speech.

One of Canada’s most outspoken free speech advocates, Lindsay Shepherd, has been suspended from Twitter. The suspension comes after and jousting match with a notorious trans woman named JY who has been accused of predatory behaviour toward childrenand frivolous human rights complaints.

By their fruits ye shall know them.  And if the Left wants to ally themselves with pedo trannies, well, you can take a guess where their proclivities lie.

I'm glad he said what he said

And it appears I'm not the only one.

Now hang on! Just look at all the societal benefits to be reaped from this policy. After all, the proof is in the pudding, right? Why, look at these three American success stories, every one of them from, I think we agreed, an immigrant family. And every one of them is a vitriolic, America-hating, openly socialist, race-baiting pain-in-the-ever-loving-ass. Just imagine how many more families just like theirs we could bring in with an open-borders policy that had an even lowerbar for… say, where are you going? Come back, damn it! Diversity is our strength, I tell you! 
So, genuine question… why shouldn’t we call them on their bullshit? Somalia and Porto Rico are shitholes. So are the pieces of land around Israel still occupied by “Palestinians”. Two of those are occasionally explosive shitholes, arguably the worst kind. Their families came from places that are objectively worse, compared to the United States. But, uh, boy, you’d never know it listening to them. They sure have a lot of problems with us, considering. Why the Hell should we suffer in silence while these wanna-be commies back-seat drive our government?

I don't know if it was his intent, but Trump now has the Democrats embracing four of the most anti-American shitbags in their party.  Anti-American, socialist, racist shitbags.

The GOP might not be smart enough to take this gift and do anything with it, but Trump is.  And he will.

Monday, July 15, 2019

A little meloncholy

I normally try to keep my spirits up, but some days...  like yesterday...  I just want to walk away and tell the world to fuck off.




Sunday, July 14, 2019

The sin of the day: Bearing False Witness

Exhibit A:  Evita Guevera-Castro

There's only one reason why AOC wanted to take the oath: for dramatic effect. This wasn't meant to help anyone else; it was merely to raise her own profile. Sad. Pathetic. Ridiculous. 
To make matters even worse, the radical New York congresswoman then proceeded to repeat obvious lies:

If the GOP was smart (pause for hysterical laughter to die down) they would hang AOC around the Democrat party's neck on every single election around the country, with the tag line "Do you want HER in charge?"  Landslide for Republicans if they did.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A good list

Kim du Toit has a reading list for all folks who are homeschooling their kids.

Go forth and peruse the selection.  Other than adding a few books here and there, I can't quibble with any of it.

Suffer not the Old King

Rudyard Kipling was a poet, but I'm also starting to think he had a bit of prophecy in him...

All we have of freedom, all we use or know—
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
Ancient Right unnoticed as the breath we draw—
Leave to live by no man’s leave, underneath the Law.
Lance and torch and tumult, steel and grey-goose wing
Wrenched it, inch and ell and all, slowly from the King.
Till our fathers ‘stablished, after bloody years,
How our King is one with us, first among his peers.
So they bought us freedom—not at little cost
Wherefore must we watch the King, lest our gain be lost,
Over all things certain, this is sure indeed,
Suffer not the old King: for we know the breed.
Give no ear to bondsmen bidding us endure.
Whining “He is weak and far”; crying “Time shall cure.”,
(Time himself is witness, till the battle joins,
Deeper strikes the rottenness in the people’s loins.)
Give no heed to bondsmen masking war with peace.
Suffer not the old King here or overseas.
They that beg us barter—wait his yielding mood—
Pledge the years we hold in trust—pawn our brother’s blood—
Howso’ great their clamour, whatsoe’er their claim,
Suffer not the old King under any name!
Here is naught unproven—here is naught to learn.
It is written what shall fall if the King return.
He shall mark our goings, question whence we came,
Set his guards about us, as in Freedom’s name.
He shall take a tribute, toll of all our ware;
He shall change our gold for arms—arms we may not bear.
He shall break his judges if they cross his word;
He shall rule above the Law calling on the Lord.
He shall peep and mutter; and the night shall bring
Watchers ‘neath our window, lest we mock the King—
Hate and all division; hosts of hurrying spies;
Money poured in secret, carrion breeding flies.
Strangers of his counsel, hirelings of his pay,
These shall deal our Justice: sell—deny—delay.
We shall drink dishonour, we shall eat abuse
For the Land we look to—for the Tongue we use.
We shall take our station, dirt beneath his feet,
While his hired captains jeer us in the street.
Cruel in the shadow, crafty in the sun,
Far beyond his borders shall his teachings run.
Sloven, sullen, savage, secret, uncontrolled,
Laying on a new land evil of the old—
Long-forgotten bondage, dwarfing heart and brain—
All our fathers died to loose he shall bind again.
Here is naught at venture, random nor untrue—
Swings the wheel full-circle, brims the cup anew.
Here is naught unproven, here is nothing hid:
Step for step and word for word—so the old Kings did!
Step by step, and word by word: who is ruled may read.
Suffer not the old Kings: for we know the breed—
All the right they promise—all the wrong they bring.
Stewards of the Judgment, suffer not this King!
The Old Issue by Rudyard Kipling